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Lucky Fabb West Day 1


Lucky Fabb West was filled with great advice, amazing new friends, and fabulous ensembles.

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Betsey Johnson, Drew Barrymore and Kelly Osbourne gave amazing advice and shared their experiences.

Betsey Johnson

-Source: Caity from Moi Contre La Vie

Alex, Donna and I with Betsey Johnson.

I fell in love with the aesthetic of The Bazaar restaurant inside of the SLS.


Dress: DVF | Necklace: Jewelmint | Glasses: Tory Burch (similar) | Bracelet: TJ Maxx (similar) | Lips: Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick#18 | Nails: CND Hot Pink Pop | Shoes: Sam Edelman


Drew Barrymore looked absolutely flawless at the Fabb Cocktail Event.

Julianne Hough looked stunning in a colorful ensemble.

IFB Conference – Day 2

Day Two of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference was filled with industry tips and tricks to make the most out of your blog, from photography to e-commerce.

IFB Conference 2013

Building a brand requires thought about what you stand for and what you don’t stand for.” -Neil Blumenthal @WarbyParker

IFBCON Conferencd Lydia Hudgens and Jenni Radosevich.

Lime BlazerBlazer: Gap | Top: Zara | Leggings: Aritzia | Boots: Nine West (similar) | Necklace: JewelMint  | Lips: Sephora in Just Dating | Nails: Butter LONDON in Fiver & Molly Cuddled.
Angela - Hello Perfect Angela from Hello Perfect.

[Check out her and her bff Alexa’s inspiring movement about the quest to redefine society’s definition of the word “perfect.”]
Garden Girl Style Christine from Garden Girl Style.

DeSmittenChristine from DeSmitten.

Chic City Life Vanessa from Chic City Life

Brittany Brittany from College Fashionista.

Tamara Tamara from On Pink Shores.

BaubleBar

Sleek statement earrings gifted from Baublebar.

IFB Conference – Day 1

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This week has been filled with style, beauty and amazing new friends! Day 1 of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference included panels of some of the industry’s most influential. I had so much fun getting my DIY on, sampling Spring beauty, discovering a new obsession (fashionable headphones..crazy chic!) and checking out fab jewelry.
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Aritzia Sweater, Zara Skirt , Gap Tights (similar), Nine West Booties (similar), Anthropologie Necklace, Mac Lips in Pink Nouveau, Butter LONDON nails in Fiver & Molly Cuddled
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If it doesn’t make you crazy like teenage love, don’t blog about it.-Tina Craig @BagSnob
Don’t dumb down for your readers. Raise them with you.” -Leandra Medine @ManRepeller
Be interesting, be useful or be clever.” -Dina Fierro @Eye4Style
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Fekkai introduced their PrX Reparatives collection. Fortified keratin and silk proteins make up the ultimate weapon for damaged hair.
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MailChimp had the ultimate DIY bar to create a chic tees. Why did I ever stop using a bedazzler?
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I’ve never been one for on-ear headphones, but Monster has completely changed my perspective. The glam Diamond Tear styles and interchangeable headbands totally won me over, added to my wish list!
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I love intricate jewelry, and Alex and Ani has a wide array to add your own personal touch.
Alex and Ani
Bare Minerals Spring BeautyI love all of the new product I received from Bare Minerals. Their Spring beauty collection is fun and flirty with punches of bright vibrant hues.
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We left with a collection of great new products to try (and some of my personal faves!)
TwistBandI can never get enough Twistbands!

Impressed

The one thing I can’t leave the house without is manicured nails. The other night, my nail polish had started to chip. The last thing I wanted to do was paint my nails, and I had an appointment the next morning. I remembered I had gotten an imPRESS Press-On Manicure set from the Lucky FABB conference.

When I think about press-on nails, I’m envisioning something plastic, unnaturally long, with a cheesy design. But something told me, it would be worth a try. In less than five minutes I stuck on 10 adhesive nails in a trendy iridescent hue. They didn’t look as bad as I had imagined, but something still wasn’t right. I grabbed a nail file and went to work.

To my surprise, my nails appeared as if I had gotten a fresh manicure.  Throughout the week, I received numerous compliments about my manicure, asking what color I was wearing. (The color is “So, So Stellar“) No one could believe they were actually press-on.

The result. It’s been one week since applying my press-on manicure, and each of the 10 nails are still perfectly intact. I’m really impressed by the entire product. I’m looking forward to checking out other colors. I will update with how long they last.

*This is not a sponsored post, strictly my opinion

Lucky FABB Shopping Experience

Day two of the Lucky FABB Conference included a shopping experience with a Lucky Editor.

 

 

What I Wore
Top: Equipment. Denim: J Brand. Necklace: J.Crew. Shoes: VC Signature. Handbag: J.Crew. Watch: Michael Kors (similar here). Bracelet: My DIY (seen here.)

The day started off with a blogger brunch at The Crosby Street Hotel. Then we were off to the opening of the first Piperlime store.

The store is set up exactly like the website. Apparel is categorized by Editor’s Picks, making it really convenient to shop your personal style.


How amazing are these?
Trying on the Ash Bowie Wedge Sneakers I’ve had my eye on, and finally purchased.
Next stop, Aritzia. Absolutely fell in love with this store. Great mix of style.

Our last stop was Kate Spade. The detail on this dress is amazing.

A great new friend, Kendall from http://kendalldonaldson.ca/ and I.

(A huge thanks to Kendall for snapping the photos of me!)

Lucky FABB Conference

On Wednesday, I attended the Lucky Fashion & Beauty Bloggers Conference. It was such an amazing event, and I’m so lucky to be apart of it. The list of guest speakers and panelists were some of the most influential in the industry. Not to mention we received pretty fabulous freebies.

What I Wore
Top: Topshop. Pants: Topshop. Handbag: J.Crew. Shoes: VC Signature. Watch: Michael Kors (similar here). Bracelet: Topshop.

Brandon Holley – Editor in Chief, Lucky Magazine
Terry Lundgren – Chairman, President & CEO of Macy’s Inc.

Moderator: Lauren Sherman – Executive Digital Editor, Lucky Magazine
Leah Chernikoff – Executive Editor, Fashionista
Annie Georgia Greenburg – New York Editor, Refinery 29
Leandra Medine – Founder, The Man Repeller

“You have to do what feels organic to who you are.”

Rachel Zoe, Stylist & Designer

It was an incredible experience to be in the presence of Rachel Zoe. She was kind, her advice was genuine, and she was absolutely hilarious.

Moderator: Lauren Sherman – Executive Digital Editor, Lucky Magazine
Steven Kolb – Chief Executive Officer, CFDA
Mitch Grossbach – Head of the Fashion and Beauty Division, CAA
Federico Marchetti – Founder and CEO, YOOX

Moderator: Deb Schwartz – Executive Editor, Lucky Magazine
Susan Lyne – Chairman, Gilt Groupe
Lauren Bush Lauren – Chief FEEDer and Co-Founder, FEED Projects
Aliza Licht – Senior VP Global Communications, Donna Karan International
Erica Domesek – Founder, P.S. I made this…

Jean Godfrey-June – Executive and Fashion News Director, Lucky Magazine
Lauren Conrad, Author & Designer

Simon Doonan – Brand Ambassador, Barneys New York
Anna Sui – Fashion Designer

There were so many great companies included the the gift bags of products we received.

IFB Conference

After a fashion packed, busy week, I’m getting ready to leave NYC tomorrow (Friday). What an incredible experience, acquiring so much insight, and meeting so many great people.

On Tuesday, I attended the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference.

Street Style.

What I Wore
Dress: Vince. Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar color here). Shoes: J. Crew. Watch: Michael Kors (similar here). Ring: David Yurman. Nails: CND Shellac in Tropix.

[Note to self (& anyone purchasing a leather dress this season).. Remember, leather will stretch when worn. Going a size down isn’t a bad idea!]

Panel 1: The Future of Digital Blogging

Moderator: Lauren Drell from Mashable
Christine Ng – Shopstyle
Carla Dunham – Saks Fifth Avenue
Karen Robinovitz – Digital Brand Architects
Andrea Lavinthal – People.com
Scott Lips – One Management
Mary Alice Stephenson – Fashion & Beauty Expert
Andrea Derricks – Think Tank

Highlights.

Coco Rocha interviewing David Blasberg.

A rainy day in Soho.

An exciting week to come…

I just got to NYC and have an exciting week planned. Tomorrow, I will be attending the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference, where the roster includes Iman, Coco Rocha, and Derek Blasberg. I will attending the Lucky Fashion & Beauty Bloggers Conference on Wednesday, where the guest panelist list includes Lauren Conrad and Rachel Zoe (dying) Thursday will be Day Two of the Lucky FABB event starting the day with brunch at the Crosby Street Hotel and a shopping trip in Soho, including the opening on the new Piperlime store! (Very excited!)

Following up Thursday night, is Fashion’s Night Out. There are so many fabulous events going on for FNO this year! Aerin Lauder, Rachel Zoe, Naeem Khan, and Thakoon are just few of the A-listers that will be spotted at Bergdorfs. Kim Kardashian, Jill Zarin and Max, Lubov and Joyce Azria will be at Lord & Taylor. Cyndi Lauper will be performing at Manolo Blahnik. Stop by Michael Kors to see the designer in action as he judges a karaoke contest with celeb guests. Scott Disick will be hosting the ultimate Men’s Lounge at Macy’s, along with guests, Rickie De Sole, and Bethany Frankel. Stop by Missoni to meet Margherita Missoni. Alexa Chung will be DJing at Moschino. For the ultimate style duo, visit the grand opening of the Piperlime store to meet Olivia Palermo and Rachel Zoe! Celebs, champagne, and style, what more could you ask for? If you’re in the city, which events you be attending?

Finishing up the week, I’ll be assisting Personal Style Expert & Founder of CheapChicas.com, Lilliana Vazquez, on a fashion segment for Rachel Ray. I’m looking forward to this fashion packed week, and can’t wait to share!

The chic simplicity of this facade caught my eye from afar.

One of my favorite things to do in the city is explore. There’s nothing like stumbling upon hidden gems.

Loving the chic pops of color and contemporary vibe of the hotel.

A new favorite color combo. Maroon & Pink.

In NY, it’s extremely important to have a comfy shoe. I love the trendy metallic hues for Toms this Fall.